TodayApril 16, 2022

Ludwig Willisch on the BMW plant in Leipzig, Germany on Driving the Nation

Ludwig Willisch,President and CEO BMW North America, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO,, about the BMW manufacturing plant in Leipzig, Germany.

Over 1,000,000 BMWs have been produced at the BMW plant in Leipzig, Germany. On March 1, 2012, the production of the new BMW 1 Series (5 door) began at the BMW Leipzig Plant. Also produced at the plant are the BMW 1 Series Coupe and Convertible, M Coupe and X1. The BMW i3 and i8 series will begin production in 2013.

BMW’s Megacity Vehicles, aka electric vehicles, will be produced with carbon-fibre bodies, and are set to roll off the production lines in Leipzig as early as 2013.

Watch the video of the BMW plant in Leipzig, Germany as Ludwig Willisch talks about the plant.

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.